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Fishing

INLAND LAKE FISHING
The Cable Area has 963 named bodies of water which are home to over 20 species of fish. Musky, walleye, large and small mouth bass, northern and crappies are the most sought after. The sister lakes of Namakagon and Owen are the two most dominant lakes for all activities. If you're looking for a quite non motorized lake to bring a belly boat into, we have those too. 

Lake Namakagon is known for their walleye and musky. It is a great fish hatchery and trophy musky lake that regularly produces 40+ inchers. Crappies are also abundant in the waters.  Lake Owen is known for their walleye and small mouth bass. It is a world class small mouth lake. Crappies are also abundant.

Crappies and panfish are plentiful in all waters, including many wilderness lakes which are accessible only by foot and best fished by bellyboat.

Our local sporting good stores offer some of the best advice you can find anywhere. Be sure to stop in and talk to their staff. Overview maps and lake depth maps can be purchased at local sporting good stores.

Don't forget that Wisconsin requires a fishing license for all people fishing. Rates vary depending on how long you wish to fish. Sporting good stores and many resorts can sell you these licenses.

Tips for Fishing when spring is late in arriving (PDF)

Top 10 Lakes in the Cable Area:

Lake Namakagon -
3,227 acres - Max depth 50 ft.
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Muskellunge (Muskie)
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Lake Owen - 1,323 acres - Max depth 95 ft.
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Perry Lake - 50 acres - Max Depth 19 ft
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Crystal Lake - 111 acres - Max depth 29 ft.
Access: No Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Diamond Lake - 341 acres - Max depth 83 ft.
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Atkins Lake - 176 acres - Max Depth 80ft
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Cable Lake - 166 acres - Max depth 43 ft.
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike

Drummond Lake - 99 acres - Max depth 49 ft.
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Walleye

Tahkodah Lake - 152 acres - Max depth 18 ft.
Access: no ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye

Star Lake - 234 acres - Max Depth 55 ft - Elevation 1,116 ft
Access: Boat Ramp
Fish Species:
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike

 

RIVER FISHING
The Cable Area boasts over 70 rivers and countless streams. Fly fishing for trout and musky is a great way to spend a few hours on the water. Brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout are common in many of these streams with brook trout being the most abundant. Fly fishing enthusiasts work hard to keep these streams secret. Guides are available to take you onto these streams.

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